EU elections 2024: how did key countries vote and what does it mean?

A surge in support for far-right parties in France, Germany and Austria was tempered by strong support for centrist and leftwing groups in other countries

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European Union lawmaking is set to get more complicated after parliamentary elections offered up a mixed picture across the continent.

As predicted, parties on the populist right made huge gains in many countries, but in others, support for the centre-right establishment held, while leftwing parties made surprising gains in others.

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